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WARM-UPS SET THE TONE FOR THE DAYNeeds to be a routine1 or 2 quick tasksStudents can complete on their ownDiscussed as whole-groupShould be carefully planned with student needs in mindStandards-basedReview problemsTopic of the dayLook ahead to future concepts
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DOES THIS WORK FOR MIDDLE GRADES? I can’t think of a single classroom at my school not conducting daily warm-ups. In fact, they are part of our lesson plan.
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MATH STRETCHES Just like an athlete needs to stretch to maximize performance, so do
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TYPES OF MATH STRETCHESData Collection & AnalysisNumber of the DayWhat’s NextHow Did My Family Use Math Last Night?________Makes Me Think Of …..
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DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSISUse questions that will allow for data collectionDecide best graph {students eventually do this in middle school} Real graphs ~ actual packs of crackers Pictographs ~ pictures of items Symbolic graph ~ cubes or sticky notes {used more in middle school}Have manipulatives availableStudents love comparison and want to analyze
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NUMBER OF THE DAYTeacher writes Middle number on chart paper SchoolStudents write a Examples different 52 representation as they come in 7xThis is very 1.93 x 104 critical for students to
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WHAT’S NEXTTeacher has pattern written on chart paper or white boardStudents fill in blanks as they come inDon’t correct students’ work yetMiddle School Examples 1, 4, 9, ___, ___, 36, ___, ___, etc… 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc…
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HOW DID MY FAMILY USE MATH LAST NIGHT?Cooking ShowsShopping students thatSales math IS allEating out around them!Driving distance Math is usedGas mileageTime in dailyWeights activities.
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_______ MAKES ME THINK OF…Great for activating strategyConcept word displayed on boardStudents may ONLY write a word, no numbers or picturesMiddle School Examples Equations/Inequalities Surface Area Probability Absolute Value
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FIGURE 3.1 TYPES OF DISCUSSIONS: SYNOPSIS {PAGE 77}Discussion Teacher Role Level of Type Support Think-Aloud Discusses reason for Highest level of teacher choosing graph, shares ideas, support models use, and records analysis Guided Carefully crafts guided Moderate to high level of questions, rewords student teacher support responses, and records analysis Facilitated Asks open-ended questions, Low to moderate level of focuses discussions, may teacher support record analysis or have students write in journals Independent Records students Low level of teacher support observations before discussion time and, if
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FIGURE 3.2 MORNING STRETCHPLAN FOR A WEEK: SYNOPSIS {PAGE 86} Day of the Morning Stretch Week Monday Number of the Day Tuesday What’s Next Wednesday How Did My Family Use Math Last Night? Thursday ______ Makes Me Think Of… Friday Data Collection
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OTHER SUGGESTIONSMathematical Current Events Politics Economics Stock Market Statistics for sports, warsMathematics-Related Classroom Responsibilities Taking attendance Choosing best way to display data Self-monitoring with graphs
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OTHER SUGGESTIONS Calendar Board Problem of the Day often part of this time Learn math incrementally Allows for visual models Designed for growth in mathematical language Typically in elementary classrooms I don’t see being able to spend time on this every day in a middle school environment due to time constraints. I do have a plan for using this set -up in a remediation class we have each day during what my school calls ELT. This is typically ‘bubble students’ on our state - mandated test. These basic skills would be perfect for
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CAN GUIDED MATH WORK IN AMIDDLE GRADES CLASSROOM?
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